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USD 4,399

GUIDED LIFT ASSISTED TOURING ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | Max 6 Guests

Book by Dec 28 2018 to receive early bird discount
$300 off advertised price through March 29.
Location: South America | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy.
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*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
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*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 4,399
This lift assisted off-piste and backcountry adventure is for advanced to expert skiers & snowboarders. Ride Chile's top volcanoes (Nevados de Chilean & Corralco) whilst soaking up the local culture and sights.
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Fixed Date(s): Aug 11 - Aug 18, 2019
Days: 8
Price: USD 4,699
Availability: Available
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Chile Snow Adventure

The Chile Snow Adventure Tour heads to the beautiful south of Chile which is home to lush green pastures and the stunning snow drenched volcanoes of Lonquimay and Chillan. The 7 night Chile Snow Adventure Lift Assisted Touring is designed for advanced skiers and snowboarders looking for a unique guided off-piste and backcountry experience away from the better known resorts near Santiago.

The terrain is vast, beautiful, volcanic, and rugged. What you see from the ski lifts barely skims the surface of the potential riding in these areas. This is a backcountry skiing mecca. Great food, local red wines, cozy ski-in, tour-out lodging and plenty of adventure awaits!

Ski areas included: Nevados de Chillan, Corralco

Tour Highlights

  • 8 day-guided off piste and lift assisted touring around the best ski areas in southern Chile
  • 6 guests maximum
  • 2 certified guides on every trip. Lead ski guides are certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA), the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG), or the Argentine Mountain Guide Association (AAGM).
  • Ski in ski out lodging
  • Freeride the beautiful snowy resorts of Corralco and Nevados de Chillan
  • Outstanding culture and landscapes of Southern Chile
  • Chase the best snow and discover the guides' favorite secret stashes and touring zones on 2 classic volcanoes
  • Fantastic dinners and red wine

What Sets This PowderQuest Tour Apart

  • Experience - 20 years operating trips in South America.
  • Unparalleled expert guide team. Each trip is hosted by 2 guides: a lead and assistant. Lead guides are IFMGA, ACMG, or AAGM certified, the highest ranking ski guide certifications. Most of the assistant guides were born locally, bringing culture and unbeatable local knowledge to the group. Many of the guides have been working with PowderQuest for over 16 years!
  • Small groups. No more than 6 guests per trip for the personal experience you deserve, more skiing, and less impact on the beautiful areas visited.
  • 24/7 fully hosted tour, on and off the mountain, including hosted dinners.
  • More days on the mountain and less time getting there compared to other operations.
  • Staying on-mountain in slopeside lodging.

Itinerary

Starts and Ends: Santiago, Chile (airport code SCL)

Day 1: Temuco Airport to Corralco
Fly into Temuco, Chile, meet the guides and the group will head through lush southern Chile farmland into the snow covered volcanic zone of Lonquimay near the border of Argentina. Arriving to Corralco resort, check into the ski-in, tour-out hotel where the group will be based for the next 3 nights. Enjoy a fine bottle of Chilean wine at dinner with your guides/trip hosts.

Day 2-4: Corralco 
Breakfast, full days of freeriding around the alpine terrain of the Corralco ski area and endless backcountry options on Volcano Lonquimay and other local gems. Explore the Andes alpine terrain outside of the ski area easily accessed via your alpine ski touring equipment.

Evenings are free to hit the sauna and pool or grab a massage. Enjoy a pisco sour or glass of Chilean red wine at apres-ski. Dinner and nightly activities including karaoke, live music, dancing and more. After skiing on Day 4 you'll pack up and venture north for a road trip to the next destination, Nevados de Chillan resort and volcano.

Day 5-7: Nevados de Chillan
Daily breakfast buffet at the hotel to fuel up for the guided adventures ahead at Nevados de Chillan. You will spend the next 3 days off piste skiing, snowboarding and heading to some of the guides' favorite backcountry touring terrain in the Andes including an opportunity to ski off the top of a volcano, should conditions permit.

At the end of the day you'll enjoy apres ski and dinners at the ski-in, ski-out hotel. Each night the hotel features live music and other entertainment in the bar, or feel free to relax in the hot springs to recharge for more exploring!

Day 8: Departure Day
It’s been an amazing adventure in the Andes. After breakfast and a relaxing morning at the hotel you'll begin the road trip return to Santiago to catch your flight home that evening. Please schedule flights after 7:00 PM or consider staying the night in Santiago for additional sightseeing and culture.

Lodging

Nevados de Chillan
You will stay in the renovated, 4 star, ski-in, ski-out Alto Nevados Hotel. Cozy rooms with private bath, WIFI, gym, spa, & bar with nightly events. You won't have to tackle the daily 30 minute drive to the ski resort from Las Trancas. The highlight is the outdoor thermal pool, with warm mineral water from ancient volcanic springs.

Corralco
Hotel Corralco and Spa is a 4 star, ski-in, tour-out hotel located at the base of the Corralco ski resort, surrounded by a beautiful monkey puzzle tree forest. Cozy rooms, private bath, WIFI, gym, spa, heated indoor pool with stellar view of the volcano, and out door hot tub. Nightly activities in the hotel bar.

2019 Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates USD 4,699
  • Price is per person, based on double occupancy.
  • Single travellers, can be placed with a room-mate or request a single room upgrade (not for Mallin Alto)
  • GUARANTEED departures; no minimum guest numbers required for tour to run.
  • Payments are in USD
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Required Equipment

  • Backcountry touring skis or splitboard
  • Touring skinsor ski splitboard crampons
  • Backpack (28-35 liter) with external harness straps for carrying skis or board
  • *Digital avalanche transceiver
  • *Avalanche snow shovel
  • *Avalanche probe
  • Collapsible trekking poles for snowboarders
Inclusions
  • 7 nights comfortable lodging (twin share) with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfasts & dinners (plus wine & mineral water with dinner)
  • Daily off-piste & backcountry guiding by 2 certified bi-lingual guides (max group 6)
  • Ground transportation
  • Avalanche safety introduction/refresher
  • Lift tickets
Add-ons
  • *Avalanche safety gear rental
  • Touring skis / splitboard rentals
  • Single room upgrade $595
  • Extra day/nights
Not Included

Booking & Cancellation Terms & Conditions

DEPOSIT & BALANCE
  • A USD 600 deposit (per person) is required at time of reservation.
  • Balance due 90 days before departure
  • PQTs accept Master Card, Visa, American Express, PayPal, bank wires. Cheques are accepted from USA bank accounts.
  • All payments are in USD
CANCELLATION BY YOU

Greater than 90 days from trip = deposit is applied towards a future trip. Your lifetime deposit does not expire and can be used for any available future guided trip with PowderQuest Tours. You may also transfer the deposit to a friend as a gift.

Cancellation fee within 90 days (of full trip cost):
  • 61-90 days prior to departure = 50% refund
  • 31-60 days prior to departure = 25% refund 
  • 30 days or fewer prior to departure = 100% cancellation fee
We highly recommend travel insurance to cover you should you have to cancel the trip.

CANCELLATION BY POWDERQUEST
No minimum number of guests are required to run a tour so departures are guaranteed.

If PowderQuest had to cancel a trip prior to departure due to unforeseen circumstances such as natural disaster, they give you a spot on another departure of the same trip, or a full credit to use towards any of their other trips.